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and crowned them* with glory and
You gave them charge of everything you
putting all things under their authority—
the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,
the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean
O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills
8:title Hebrew according to the gittith.
8:2 Greek version
reads to give you praise. Compare Matt 21:16. 8:4 Hebrew
what is man that you should think of him, / the son of man that
you should care for him?
8:5a Or Yet you made them only a
little lower than the angels; Hebrew reads Yet you made him
[i.e., man] a little lower than Elohim.
8:5b Hebrew him [i.e., man];
similarly in 8:6.
The poor plead for mercy;
the rich answer with insults.
There are “friends” who destroy each
but a real friend sticks closer than
LORD, “THOSE WHO KNOW YOUR NAME trust in
you” (Psalm 9:10) and praise you! I want my trust to be
evident by my actions. Like the brave men who served
King David, may I boldly conquer whatever obstacles I
face, giving you the honor and glory. May your praise
be always on my lips. I will shout it from the rooftop:
You are my King! Amen.
1 CHRONICLES 11:1–12:18
Then all Israel gathered before David at He
bron and told him, “We are your own flesh and
blood. 2 In the past,* even when Saul was king,
you were the one who really led the forces of
Israel. And the Lord your God told you, ‘You
will be the shepherd of my people Israel. You
will be the leader of my people Israel.’”
3 So there at Hebron, David made a covenant
before the Lord with all the elders of Israel.
And they anointed him king of Israel, just as
the Lord had promised through Samuel.
4 Then David and all Israel went to Jerusa
lem (or Jebus, as it used to be called), where
the Jebusites, the original inhabitants of the
land, were living. 5 The people of Jebus taunted
David, saying, “You’ll never get in here!” But Da
vid captured the fortress of Zion, which is now
called the City of David.
6 David had said to his troops, “Whoever is
first to attack the Jebusites will become the
commander of my armies!” And Joab, the son
of David’s sister Zeruiah, was first to attack, so
he became the commander of David’s armies.
David made the fortress his home, and
that is why it is called the City of David. 8 He
extended the city from the supporting ter
races* to the surrounding area, while Joab
rebuilt the rest of Jerusalem. 9 And David be
came more and more powerful, because the
Lord of Heaven’s Armies was with him.
10 These are the leaders of David’s mighty
warriors. Together with all Israel, they decided
to make David their king, just as the Lord had
promised concerning Israel.
11 Here is the record of Da
warriors: The first was Jashobeam the Hac
monite, who was leader of the Three—the
mightiest warriors among David’s men.* He
once used his spear to kill 300 enemy warriors
in a single battle.
12 Next in rank among the Three was Elea
zar son of Dodai,* a descendant of Ahoah. 13 He
was with David when the Philistines gathered
for battle at P
as-dammim and attacked the
Israelites in a field full of barley. The Israelite
army fled, 14 but Elea zar and David* held their
ground in the middle of the field and beat back
the Philistines. So the Lord saved them by giv
ing them a great victory.
15 Once when Da
vid was at the rock near
the cave of Adullam, the Philistine army was
camped in the valley of Rephaim. The Three
(who were among the T hirty—an elite group
among David’s fighting men) went down to
meet him there. 16 David was staying in the
stronghold at the time, and a Philistine detach
ment had occupied the town of Bethlehem.
17 David remarked longingly to his men, “Oh,
how I would love some of that good water
from the well by the gate in Bethlehem.” 18 So
the Three broke through the Philistine lines,
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